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GRE Word List

PHYSIOGNOMY

face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features

The meaning of the word physiognomy is face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features.

Random words

WordMeaning
ramificationbranching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
largessgenerous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
sylvanpertaining to the woods or the country
sanguinarybloody; with much bloodshed
chastemorally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
cessationstoppage
shadeslight difference in degree; nuance; degree of color; Ex. shades of meaning/grey
dyslexiaword blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
meretriciousflashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
engageattract; employ; hire; pledge oneself; confront; fight; enter into confliction; interlock; lock together; participate; N. engagement: agreement to marry; arrangement to meet someone or to do something; battle